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Why US Made Hanoi Move
August 18, 2010
Why US Made Hanoi Move
The US was under pressure from ASEAN countries to step up over the South China Sea. But conflict with China isn’t inevitable.
Why US Made Hanoi Move
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
August 12, 2010
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
The red carpet welcome India offered Burma’s leader is aimed at countering China’s influence. He’s holding the two to ransom.
India’s Shameful Burma Ploy
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
August 05, 2010
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
As demand outstrips supply in a brutally hot Vietnam summer, anger grows with the government power company over blackouts.
Vietnam’s Hot, Dark Summer
Revisiting the Killing Fields
August 04, 2010
Revisiting the Killing Fields
The trial of the first Khmer Rouge leader by the Cambodia Tribunal leaves Cambodians with a mix of relief and frustration.
Revisiting the Killing Fields
Sex and the Censors in Asia
July 13, 2010
Sex and the Censors in Asia
South-east Asian governments are increasingly censoring ‘immoral’ web content. Do they have political motivations as well?
Sex and the Censors in Asia
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
July 07, 2010
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
Tougher work visa requirements in Vietnam seem aimed mostly at Chinese migrants. But other expats are caught in the middle.
Vietnam’s China Backlash?
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
June 30, 2010
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
Will the visiting Thai leader be inspired by Benigno Aquino’s smooth accession to the presidency in the Philippines?
Abhisit's Filipino Lesson
What COIN Teaches Thailand
June 25, 2010
What COIN Teaches Thailand
The Thai Red Shirts have the hallmarks of an insurgency. Does a book written by David Petraeus show how to resolve the issue?
What COIN Teaches Thailand
June 22, 2010
Twitter Wars in Asia
Conservative and liberal Muslims in Indonesia are taking their fight for hearts and minds to Twitter. Is that good or bad?
Twitter Wars in Asia
Red, Yellow Blur in Thailand
June 17, 2010
Red, Yellow Blur in Thailand
Thailand’s Red and Yellow Shirts act like sworn enemies. But there are more similarities than they’d be willing to admit.
Red, Yellow Blur in Thailand
Indonesia and Free Speech
June 11, 2010
Indonesia and Free Speech
With Thailand’s woes, eyes have turned to Indonesia as a democracy model for South-east Asia. The censors could change that.
Indonesia and Free Speech
Last Philippine President?
May 26, 2010
Last Philippine President?
Noynoy Aquino looks set to be the Philippines’ next president, says Filipino lawmaker Mong Palatino. But will he be the last?
Last Philippine President?
Thailand - The Real Story
May 20, 2010
Thailand - The Real Story
There’s more to the unrest than a rural poor revolt. Aubrey Belford finds a complex picture in the red shirt heartland.
Thailand - The Real Story
Vietnam, China’s 'Little Sister'
May 11, 2010
Vietnam, China’s 'Little Sister'
Vietnamese hate the moniker, reports Luke Hunt. But their feelings about their big neighbor are a lot more complicated.
Vietnam, China’s 'Little Sister'
May 07, 2010
US Meddling in Filipino Poll?
No Philippine president has ever won without US backing. So, who’s the secret US candidate this year, asks Mong Palatino.
US Meddling in Filipino Poll?
Can You Teach Democracy?
April 21, 2010
Can You Teach Democracy?
Ben Bland reports that at last week’s assembly of the World Movement for Democracy, in Jakarta, it depends on who you ask.
Can You Teach Democracy?
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